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I wrote this article to help you remove Smokeloader Virus. This Smokeloader Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Smokeloader falls into the category of Trojan horses. This sentence is more than enough to make you take immediate measures against the threat. Trojans are dreaded. There is a reason people consider them the most dangerous type of viruses. And this is true. You can never know what exactly a Trojan is programmed to do. It all depends on what crooks need at the moment. That’s why these parasites are so hazardous. They can cause you tons of different problems, each one of which worse than the one before. So, act promptly. You may consider yourself lucky because you are aware of what you are dealing with.

Sometimes Trojans remain undetected from the user for weeks. Do your pest to get rid of the infection as soon as you realize it is on board. Smokeloader will become more and more aggressive as time passes. It has been on the black market since 2011 and hackers haven`t stopped working on it and upgrading it. Make sure you remove it from your system before it is too late. Once this virus gets out of control, there is no going back. Find where Smokeloader is lurking on your machine and remove it for good. Do not waste your time. Delays lead to regrets.

As we explained, Smokeloader has a long list of malicious features. For instance, the pest messes with your system registry. It adds and removes entries, it modifies or completely damages files as a result of which some of your apps may stop working properly. All of this without any permission of yours, of course. You are no longer in control of your machine`s settings. The same goes for your browsers` settings. Smokeloader alters them as well. It injects your reliable browsers with tons of corrupted ads and links and causes them to redirect you to shady sites all the time. Surfing the web is neither fun nor safe anymore. This is not all, though.

What Trojans are mostly used for is to spy on their victims. And they have access to everything, your personal and financial data included. What is worse, Smokeloader also shares everything it finds about you with the crooks who created it. This is how some individuals with highly questionable intentions get their hands on your privacy. Do you think that’s safe? Just think of what they can do with this kind of information.

Financial scams and identity theft are first to come to mind. And like that’s not enough, Smokeloader also serves as a backdoor to more malware. It can install more infections on your already compromised computer. If this happens, how long do you think your PC will be able to hold on before you face the Blue Screen on Death? No long, be sure. Do not let this scenario unfold. Remove the Trojan now. To do so, use our removal guide below.

How did Smokeloader enter your machine undetected? The truth is, the pest duped you. It turned to the old but gold spam email method to get on board. Do you tend to open messages from strangers? That’s a huge mistake. This tactic is still so effective because users continue on opening emails from unknown senders without verifying the email address. Stop doing that already! You are basically infecting your own machine because of your negligence. Don’t! Apply caution. Do not open every message that you get. Especially if you don’t know who sent it. Hackers are praying for your distraction and haste. Without them, they cannot succeed. So, stop making their job easier and focus on keeping your computer infection-free. The only way to do that is by doing your due diligence.

Smokeloader Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Smokeloader Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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